‘Steady’ Stephen Hornbuckle is responsible for organising our selection of cask ales. In the early 1990s Stephen started introducing a varied choice of beers, ranging from Milds, bitters, porters, stouts, I.P.A.S and speciality beers. The first micro brewery that he dealt with in 1993 was the Cottage Brewery from Somerset.
They have always supplied us with consistently good ales, delivered straight to our door. Almost 20 years on, they are still providing a great selection of award winning beers.
If you’d like more information about us, or would like to book a table or one of our function rooms for an event, call us on
The Royal Oak
55 Green Lane
+44 (0)1332 662378
Heading east out of Derby on the A52 (Brian Clough Way) take the Ockbrook exit after around 4 miles (just after the Shell garage). At the end of the slip road turn left into Victoria Avenue. Follow this past the Queens Head pub and turn left at the T-junction. The Royal Oak is in a couple of hundred yards on the left.